Renewable Matter # 23-24 / September-October

New Jobs: How Many and of What Kind

by Irene Baños Ruiz

Focus Jobs

The circular economy can create many new jobs, but how it will happen and what kind of jobs it will create remains uncertain. Labour unions warn: it is not just about creating jobs, but good quality jobs. Five experts give their insight on the matter.


Transitions are never easy, especially for those whose livelihoods are rooted in the models left behind. Drastic societal and economic changes have always caused fear of job losses, whilst often actually contributing to employment growth. The shift away from a linear extractive economy to a circular one is expected to generate millions of new jobs. Still, many uncertainties remain....

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